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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
2 Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 791,185 Begin »
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 404,768 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 461,646 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 518,236 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 485,318 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 404,738 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 400,045 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 485,619 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 439,703 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 495,559 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 75,103 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 98,627 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 63,260 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 18,836 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 18,189 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 25,613 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 51,245 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 24,778 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 19,261 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 16,124 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 21,551 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 20,735 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 22,394 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 13,106 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 8,495 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 17,280 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 9,525 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,250 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,338 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 13,872 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 7,974 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 6,779 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 14,577 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 15,885 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 8,885 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,262 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 8,985 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 6,059 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 5,388 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 5,403 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 5,602 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,279 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 180,823 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 22,479 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 28,248 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 18,141 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 20,088 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 8,311 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 15,535 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 9,878 Premium Only